RAGINGWIRE NAMES NEW VP OF OPERATIONS
By Rich Miller
Carrier Hotels Editor
Posted Sep 12, 2006
SACRAMENTO, California (September 6, 2006) – RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (RES), a leading IT outsourcing provider of infrastructure, software as a service and on-demand solutions, today announced that Joseph Kava, former managing director of Applied Materials’ global IT operations, has joined RagingWire as its new vice president of operations.
With more than 17 years of technical and operational management experience in the technology industry, Kava brings extensive management and business leadership to RagingWire. Prior to joining RagingWire, he held several key senior director and management positions at Applied Materials. Most recently, Kava was the managing director of Global IT Operations, Corporate eBusiness Solutions, where he was responsible for all business operations for the corporate IT organization, including IT infrastructure asset management, internal business controls, governance and operations in 13 countries worldwide. Additional responsibilities included managing Information Security Systems, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, portfolio lifecycle management, quality management systems and business process optimization, where he delivered operating cost reductions in excess of $20 million annually. Mr. Kava holds a bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Joe Kava to RagingWire,” said Yatish Mishra, president and CTO of RagingWire. “He brings exceptional functional and operational experience, with a strong focus on excellence. Behind Joe’s proven leadership and vast industry knowledge and expertise, we are confident he will make significant contributions to driving higher standards and service excellence within our organization.”
As RagingWire’s new vice president of operations, Kava will oversee daily business operations, client services, supply chain management, facilities, safety and technical support for both RagingWire and its growing list of Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 enterprise clients. He will also play a key role in defining strategy for new product development of RagingWire’s IT services and solutions for the global marketplace.
“As businesses become more dependent on operational efficiency to drive growth, RagingWire continues to build a strong reputation for efficient business operations that drive the development of high-quality IT solutions and deliver greater customer value,” said Kava. “I’m very excited to join this talented team of IT professionals who are committed to providing highly innovative IT solutions that exceed customer requirements and adhere to the industry’s highest standards.”
RagingWire Enterprise Solutions provides highly custom and flexible managed services and world-class IT solutions that accommodate the business needs of large, data-intensive enterprise companies. RagingWire operates a reliable and secure Enterprise Data CenterSM facility that offers "five nines" (99.999%) availability and highly scalable power and cooling in conjunction with managed IT solutions that maintain Fortune 1000 companies’ mission-critical, back-office IT systems and applications. RagingWire enables its clients to reduce their operating costs, speed time to market, and focus on their core competencies. For more information about RagingWire, access http://www.ragingwire.com.
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